Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, February 15, 1888, Page 8, Image 8

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Will the Courier substitute a good exchange column for
that column and half of chestnuts?
Docs the Simpsonian refer to its exchange editor when it
mentions a "fungus that flourislres at Simpson?"
We wonder if there arc any students in the University of
Wisconbin who are not members of the editorial staff of the
The Geneva Cabinet has 'an editorial board composed of
five Seniors and one Junior, and ought to be a first clas
The exchange column of the Carktonia is a pretty good
piece of work, considering the fact that it is the work of a
Junior co-ed.
The Holcad for the present month is unusually strong. In
fact much of its matter, though of no great "profundity," is
quite readable.
The last Butler Collegian is almost entirely the work of
contributors. Put a little more original work on your paper,
and it will be vastly improved.
The reappearance of the Exponent, togged up in new
clothes that would do credit to a more pretentious sheet,
gives us considerable pleasure.
The Coup d'Etal for January would seem to indicate that
about nine of its editors and four of its business managers
must have labored hard at loafing.
The Volante devotes nearly two pages of its valuable space
to the rot that goes the round under the deceptive title of
"College News." Why don't you give it its proper date,
which would be 1). C. several years?
We would suggest in a delicate way that the Fairfield Call
is in the nature of a mistake. It is backed by nothing higher
than a bob-tail flush of brains. The Call will not understand
this, but then the Call is very innocent.
The Guardian gives a list of methods by which "you may
assist" the before mentioned paper. We suppose it would
not be very hard to suggest one very good way in which the
Guardian could "assist" the long suffeiing public.
Our feminine friend who writes exchange topics for the
Hamilton College Monthly remarks that she is "man and mor
tal." One more shining illustration of the failing of her side
of the house. They arc never satisfied till they assume to
themselves the pants.
Dispatches from the cast contain an account of a sheriff's
sale in northern New York. Possibly this accounts for the
fact that the Niagara Index has failed to reach us for a couple
of months. No doubt many of our exchanges whose weak
spots its ex. man had such a fiendish skill in reaching, will
be glad to print the sheet's obituary.
We wonder what the father of the Signals young man
sends him to school for. We never sec such a fellow and,
by the way, there's lots of them who get their names in col
lege papers, but the thought strikes us that it would be u
great blessing to him, though perhaps one in disguise, if the
paternal ancestor would gently but firmly conduct him to the
woodshed and there administer an object lesson.
Thanks, Pharos, for your delicate compliment. It is not,
however, our policy to say "delightfully mean" things. Our
motto for the time being is the old and somewhat suggestive
one of the Donnybrook Irishman: "Wherever you see a head
hit it." Some of our exchanges will bear lots of hitting. It
would be quite profitable for the Rambler's ex. man and sev
eral other soft-heads of about the same intellectual calibre to
ponder carefully on this item.
We are pleased to receive and place upon our list the
Acamedian of Washington academy, la. It is one of the neat
est papers, typographically, that have been sent us. Birds
with pretty feathers, however, seldom make much music, and
the Acamedian could profitably go to singing school for some
time to come. Why not have your editorial board fill your
columns or else turn it off and get one that can do so? Re
print is very much out of place in a college paper.
We are of the opinion that a larger type would make the
perusal of The Hesperian easier and plcasantcr.
Exchange. As a rule we heartily sympathize with anyone
who attempts to criticise us, but submit that the above is an
exhibition of perfect idiocy instead of criticism. This paper
is very thankful for the dress it has. 'Farther than that, some
dozen or so of insignificant little sheets, whose whole stock
in trade consists of the above silly remark, would be vastly
improved if they had a dress just like ours.
The ex. man of the Lincolnian evidently wants something
pretty bad, and the way he takes to express his desire
lcminds us forcibly of the remark of the parrot concerning
the cracker. His attack on the Anliochian shows him in his
true light, betrays the fact that he is but a drivelling, idi
otic imitator of better men. Nevertheless we have nothing
against him. The quarrel is not ouis; but in passing we
take occasion to express our hope that the suffering he is so
plainly enduring in his attempts to obtain notoriety will not
prove fatal.
The Northwestern is now a weekly. Possessing a know
ledge born of sa.l experience, we congratulate the managers
upon their ability to make a paying affair ul a weekly edi
tion. In the last number we miss the excellent literary mat
ter that once adorned the paper's columns. If the true
object of a college journal is to give its readers local news we
are glad to express our belief that the Northwestern is un
equalled by any of its contemporaries. An exchange column
is one of its new features. We expect that in the future this
will be brought to the standard of excellence shown by other
The impertinent cub who does the exchanges for the Cur
rent, presumes to call Till'. Hi'.si'KRiAN to account because it
does not follow his illustrious example of looking on the
bright side of things. We respectfully submit that there is a
vast difference between "looking on the bright side" and
dealing out taffy to hungry college editors. You suggest that
it is one of highest duties to inculcate into our constituents
a desire to peruse our exchanges. We take pride in saying
that the students of the U. of N. prefer visiting the Y. M. C.
A. rooms to loafing in this office in the vain hope of cxtiact
ing knowledge from the insipid stufl' that usually results from
the attempts of such intellects as your own.
The last Atlietucum demonstrates unmistakably the truth
of the remark we once made to the effect that it is still in its
"goslin' age." Strange isn't it, that if such fellows as that
exchange man are tallied they will call you "neat and
newsy," and if the truth is told about them you are informed
that you are a villain of the richest logwood tinge? Of
course, dear sir, you have made mistakes, and the reason is
that you are a mistake, or a freak yourself. Come out and
see us and we will give you a few pointers in order that your
next number may contain a complete biography of Thk
IIhsi'KIUan's exchange man. We will also give you, gratis,
a few lessons on the art of writing correctly in your mother
tonguea very necessary requisite for the finished journalist.